Victorian Research Network

Short Project Description:


This project has successfully leveraged VERNet's existing fibre and DWDM infrastructure to provide any-to-any connectivity between ten nodes in metropolitan Melbourne and Geelong.  These nodes are in five research precincts:

  • Bundoora
  • Melbourne CBD/Parkville
  • Hawthorn
  • Clayton
  • Geelong



Installation of active network equipment on existing VERNet fibre to provide 10Gbps "any-to-any" IP networking services.

 Total Cost:


$5.6 million

 NRN Project EIF Contribution:


$5 million



$0.6 million (VERNet Pty Ltd)



VERNet Pty Ltd, all Victorian Universities and the CSIRO



VERNet Pty Ltd